Archive for July, 2000

Grant Provides Innovative Methods of Teaching Politics

Posted: July 20, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Joel Clark, Public and International Affairs (PIA) assistant professor, hopes a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will pave the way for the creation of a website that hosts digitized and web-based resources for government teachers. Clark, PIA chair Scott Keeter, and PIA associate professor Priscilla Regan are completing their work […]

Clinton Nominates Lipset for Peace Institute Post

Posted: July 20, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

President Clinton announced this week his intent to nominate Seymour Martin Lipset as a member of the United States Institute of Peace. Lipset is a Hazel Professor of Public Policy in the School of Public Policy. He also is a senior scholar at the Progressive Policy Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. […]

New Students Arriving from 41 Countries

Posted: July 19, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

As of July 1, more than 2,200 freshman and 2,000 transfer students had declared their intention to enroll at George Mason in fall 2000. Eighty-five percent of the new freshmen are from Virginia. The other 15 percent are from 34 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, two U.S. territories, and more than 40 foreign countries. […]

Suggestion Boxes Distributed across Campuses

Posted: July 19, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Fifty comment and suggestion boxes have been dispersed across the George Mason campuses as directed by the Board of Visitors’ Student Affairs Committee. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to fill out the comment forms attached to the boxes and give their thoughts on any topic. “These boxes will be used as a mechanism to […]

Faculty Senate Changes Academic Calendar

Posted: July 19, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Faculty Senate passed a motion to hold the first day of classes each spring semester on the Tuesday following Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The change is the result of a petition by the Student Government to officially recognize the birthday of the civil rights leader, which is always celebrated on the third Monday […]

Faculty, Staff Can Represent George Mason at Chamber Events

Posted: July 18, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s membership in area chambers of commerce gives faculty and staff members the opportunity to attend chamber events at the member rate. Faculty and staff members are encouraged to represent the university at events of the following chambers of commerce. Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Arlington Chamber of Commerce Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce Fairfax […]

First Engineering Alumni Chapter Forms

Posted: July 18, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The School of Information Technology and Engineering (IT&E) gained its first alumni chapter this month in its Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering Department (CEIE). Approximately 15 CEIE alumni, led by 1994 graduate David Shacochis, spearheaded the creation of the chapter after deciding they want to play a greater role in the development of the department […]

Second Annual Fall for the Book Coming in September

Posted: July 18, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason and the City of Fairfax host the area’s second annual book festival–Fall for the Book–September 21 to 24. The community-based festival celebrates books and their authors with readings by local and nationally recognized writers, lectures, discussions, and more. In addition to the traditional author readings and book signings, festival attendees will also find […]

Century Club Grubstake Breakfast Set for July 20

Posted: July 17, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Century Club holds its Grubstake Breakfast program on Thursday, July 20, from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m., in the Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner, at 1700 Tysons Blvd. in McLean. This investor/networking breakfast features brief presentations by five small businesses–Airak, Inc.; Communicast; iCapture.com; WasteBid.com; and Sesla, Inc.–that are seeking investment capital of $250,000 to $1 million. […]

Public Policy Cosponsors Internet Policy Forum Today

Posted: July 17, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The School of Public Policy (SPP) and the Electronic Retailing Association have joined to address the pressing issues related to Internet self-regulation by cosponsoring “Internet Policy Forum: Successes and Challenges of Self-Regulation,” an open dialogue featuring representatives from government, the private sector, and public interest groups. The forum is held today at the U.S. Chamber […]